Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
AOL Layoffs Letter From CEO Randy Falco — More to come on this story, but AOL will lay off 2,000 employees. Here is the letter to AOL employees that went out at 11 a.m. EDT today from CEO Randy Falco: — Dear AOL colleague, — Just over a year ago, AOL embarked on an incredibly complex …
Terrence Russell / Epicenter: AOL Cuts 2,000 Jobs to Rally Ad Ambitions
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press: AOL to cut work force 20 percent
Saul Hansell / Bits: Tuesday Is Layoff Day at AOL
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Another 2,000 Heads Roll at AOL
Om Malik / GigaOM: AOL to Cut 2,000 Employees, 20% of Work Force
Cade Metz / The Register: AOL axes another 2,000 jobs
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: AOL To Let Go 2,000 Employees — Kara Swisher reports …
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley: AOL to give "Unlimited Free Time" deal to 2,000 employees
Owen Thomas / Valleywag: Rumormonger: AOL layoff details revealed
Nate Mook / BetaNews: AOL Lays Off 20% of Work Force
Kate Kaye / ClickZ News Blog: AOL Set to Drop 20 Percent of Staff
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Confirmed: AOL Laying Off 2,000: Randy Falco Email — AOL has confirmed the mass layoffs we have been writing about for the last month. In a company-wide email sent at 11am this morning, AOL president Randy Falco said the "realignment" would include a reduction in force of 2,000 AOLers.
Discussion: CNET News.com, InfoWorld, Digital Daily and Mashable!
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com: AOL to lay off 20 percent of workforce
Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld: AOL to lay off 20 percent of staff
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Sacked AOLers to Receive FREE!!!! …
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: AOL Lays Off 2,000 People
Gillian Wee / Bloomberg: Time Warner's AOL Internet Division to Cut 2,000 Jobs
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AOL to cut 2,000 jobs
AOL to cut 2,000 jobs
Saul Hansell / Bits: AOL to Lay Off 20 Percent of Its Workers
Mark Sweney / PDA: AOL to axe 20% of its 10,000-strong workforce
Led Zeppelin to sell music online — LONDON (Reuters) - British rockers Led Zeppelin will offer their music online for the first time next month, they said on Monday. — The band, whose reunion gig in London in November prompted more than a million fans to apply for 10,000 available tickets …
Discussion: IP Democracy, CrunchGear, iLounge, Todd Watson, MacUser, Gizmodo, Online Media Cultist, Industry Girl, chartreuse and Podcasting News
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Much Ado About Nothing...I Mean, Led Zeppelin
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear: Zeppelin releasing full catalog online
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Mix: Canada, Zeppelin, T3, Popular Mechanics
Dan Moren / MacUser: Zeppelin to crash into iTunes
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo: Music: Led Zeppelin Changes Tune, Puts Whole Catalog Online
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
Led Zeppelin to Make Its Songs Available Digitally — It's been a long time, but Led Zeppelin, one of the last superstar acts to refrain from selling its music online, is finally offering its catalog to digital-music fans. — The shift by Led Zeppelin, whose reunion concert in London next month …
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org: Led Zeppelin Finally Set to Sell Music Online
Paul R. La Monica / Media Biz: Led Zeppelin takes flight online
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Zeppelin: This Interweb thing is cool
Zeppelin: This Interweb thing is cool
Discussion: The Globe and Mail and Gizmodo
Mathew Ingram / The Globe and Mail: Radiohead could start an avalanche
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Google Reader Stats are Bulls**t (With Proof) — Google Reader stats, in case you don't know, are bulls**t. In fact, all Feedburner stats for most top blogs are bulls**t due to the effect of default feeds. Want 80,000 free subscribers? How about 200K or more? Read on.
Discussion: blognation, Official Google Reader Blog, /Message, Technosailor, Valleywag, WebProNews, Search Engine Land and Business Week
Oliver Starr / blognation: Mashable Shreds Stat Veracity on Feedburner, Google Reader
Mihai Parparita / Official Google Reader Blog: Subscriber Stats, Summed Up
Stowe Boyd / /Message: Pete Cashmore on Blog Reader Stats Are Bulls**t
Aaron Brazell / Technosailor: Google Reader Stats Still Pretty Useless
Andy Beard / WebProNews: Secret Stats In Split RSS Feeds - Google Reader
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google Reader Now Reporting Subscriber Figures
Heather Green / Business Week: Google Reader: What a Bunch of Geeks
Google's GPhone strategy could keep user costs low — SEATTLE - Google's (GOOG)widely anticipated - and top secret - GPhone mobile phone project could trump Apple's (APPL) glitzy iPhone - by going low cost and low tech, tech analysts say. — That scenario gained credence last week …
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Gizmodo and textually.org
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: GPhone: Low Cost, Low Tech?
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo: Google Phone: Google GPhone Phone May Have Gbutton, Gcheap Price
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Tops Feed Reader and Social Bookmark Rankings — Some interesting audience-engagement data just came out from AddThis.com, which ranks the top feed readers and bookmarking services by how actively they are used. These rankings are based on how many times people across the Web add …
Discussion: AddThis Blog, Download Squad, TECH.BLORGE.com, Scobleizer and Mark Evans
Ema Kwiatkowski / TECH.BLORGE.com: Google tops Netvibes and Delicious for feed reading and social bookmarking activity
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: How many people use RSS anyway?
Steve Jobs / Apple:
A Greener Apple — Apple has been criticized by some environmental organizations for not being a leader in removing toxic chemicals from its new products, and for not aggressively or properly recycling its old products. Upon investigating Apple's current practices and progress towards these goals …
Discussion: MacUser, Salon, BloggingStocks, TechCrunch and Macworld
Dan Moren / MacUser: Under the gavel: iPhone contains iPhthalates
Farhad Manjoo / Salon: Greenpeace: The iPhone contains toxic chemicals
Peter Cohan / BloggingStocks: Greenpeace to Apple (AAPL): iPhone may be in the black but it's not green
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch: Greenpeace: iPhone Not Good For The Environment
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld: Greenpeace finds hazardous materials in the iPhone
iPhone's hazardous chemicals
iPhone's hazardous chemicals
John Biggs / CrunchGear: iPhone will kill you, fawn pee pees
Emily / textually.org: GREENPEACE SLAMS IPHONE
Victor Agreda, Jr / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: How green is Apple?
Russell Shaw / IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband: Can chemicals in iPhone headphone cable ruin your sex life?
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Greenpeace: iPhone Sucks
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Greenpeace: iPhone contains hazardous chemicals
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / FORTUNE: Apple 2.0: Greenpeace Targets Apple's iPhone
Nick / Rough Type:
Caterpillar: Web 2.0 giant — There may well be a time when Facebook, YouTube, Digg, and the other Web 2.0 fashion plates make some real money, but for the moment their results pale in comparison to those of the most unexpected beneficiary of the web's recent evolution, the industrial-age stalwart Caterpillar.
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: Generator Shortage: A Barrier to Entry?
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Attention - NewsGator and Bloglines Join APML Workgroup — Web users interested in personalization, privacy and increasing sophistication in their applications take note: the Attention Data spec APML (Attention Profiling Markup Language) gained substantial momentum today with the announcement …
Discussion: Trends in the Living Networks, unstruc chitchatting …, Don Park's Daily Habit and Cluztr Blog
Ross Dawson / Trends in the Living Networks: Newsgator implements APML: the value of standards in an open world
Daniela Barbosa / unstruc chitchatting …: More support for APML this time from NewsGator one step closer to the Enterprise?
Don Park / Don Park's Daily Habit: APML — Looked at APML (Attention Profiling Mark-up Language) spec this morning.
Broadcom Leaps Ahead of the Competition with the World's First '3G Phone on a Chip' Solution — Over a Year Ahead of Competitors, Broadcom Introduces Single-Chip HSUPA Processor — BCM21551 Features Full CMOS RF, Rich Multimedia, Bluetooth(R), FM Radio, FM Transmitter and More …
Discussion: Between the Lines, Engadget, MacDailyNews and Mobility Site
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: 3G phone on a chip: Game changer?
Darren Murph / Engadget: Broadcom intros inexpensive "3G phone on a chip" solution
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Broadcom introduces 3G on chip
Broadcom introduces 3G on chip
Roy Mark / eWEEK.com: Broadcom Rolls Out 3G Phone on a Chip
Rob Mead / Tech.co.uk:
Pirates take over anti-piracy website — The Pirate Bay scores another victory over the music biz — Software pirates have launched an astonishing smash 'n' grab raid on the music biz, stealing the domain name of one of its foremost anti-piracy bodies. — The Pirate Bay has now taken …
Sean P. Aune / TECH.BLORGE.com: Torrent pirates overthrow IFPI domain name
Jason Mick / DailyTech: Pirate Bay Commandeers Anti-Pirate Website
Mark Hachman / AppScout: Pirates Slyly Take Domain Of Music Industry Site
Phil Windley / Between the Lines:
Twitter: show me the money! … That makes the Twitter a prime spot for making money since, as James points out, marketers would rather hit you while you're talking with friends and happy than when you're concentrating on some deep technical argument. — I hate the thought of ads being inserted into the Twitter stream.
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Is Scribd a Porn Document Network? — Please note that this post is NOT SAFE FOR WORK (NSFW). While I have not embedded any offending images, some of the content and links is objectionable. — One of the most popular services for bloggers is called Scribd, a so-called "YouTube for Documents".
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Google's sneak attack? Adsense for Facebook — Is Google-the-Goliath sneaking into the Facebook building — via the basement? — Google is actively recruiting third-party developers with applications on Facebook to run Adsense ads within applications pages, VentureBeat has learned.
Discussion: Mashable! and Lorcan Dempsey's weblog
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Google Adsense Network Taking Over Facebook Apps?
Hitachi hatches a humongous hard drive — It's Monday morning and you, like me, are wondering, What, no news from the Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Conference taking place in Tokyo next week? — No worries, I've got you covered. Word today is that next week's confab of hard drive technologists …
Discussion: The Technology Chronicles, Ars Technica and Good Morning Silicon Valley
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica: Hitachi breakthrough promises 4TB drives by 2011
John Markoff / Bits:
Bill Gates Presents the One (Really Big) Ringy Dingy — For Cisco, Nortel, Avaya and the other companies that make telecommunications equipment, this Tuesday is a sort of D-Day. — That day, Bill Gates plans to introduce Microsoft's invasion into their business, with a new line of software …
Discussion: Download Squad, Valleywag, CrunchGear and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Ted Wallingford / Download Squad: Microsoft VoIP & conferencing server ready to rock
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Microsoft to launch Microsoft Communications Server: Watch out, PBX salespeople
Oliver Starr / blognation:
Jiglu is a Smarter Way to Tag Your Content — Tagging is one of those crucial areas that can make or break a site. Not only can it profoundly influence SEO but it can have even greater effects upon HOW people find your site as well as how deeply into your site they delve once they find it.
Discussion: TechCrunch, CenterNetworks, VentureBeat and Zoli's Blog
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch: Jiglu: enterprise-level tagging starts at free
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks: Conversation with Jiglu CEO Nigel Cannings
Chris Morrison / VentureBeat: Jiglu launches contextual tagging
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog: Jiglu: Smarter (?) Contextual Tagging